The term ‘Celts’ are not limited to just describe a race of people, but it has been a symbol of culture in itself. Up until the present day, their culture and traditions have been celebrated around the world. The Celtic nations still uphold the Celtic culture that is inherently their own.
The peoples of the Celtic nations, being the peoples who belong to the 'Celtic Fringe', maintain their ancestry by standing up behind their very own culture and beliefs amidst political conflicts. For a time, Celticity was looked upon as a group of indifferent nations, but because of civil rights movement, they brought back the Celtic pride. This inspired the Celtic nations to give birth to the Pan-Celtic.
Modern Celts enthusiastically celebrate their Celtic culture by using their very own language, spreading Celtic music, and displaying their ancestry in cultural events. Some modern sports and dance also exemplified Celtic characteristics.
Celtic music influenced the existence of Welsh and Spanish bagpipes that are still in use today. The Breton, Irish and Scottish pipes are also popular makers of good music. Modern Celtic sports include Shinty, Hurling and the Fleadh.
Celtic influences are not only noted in culture and arts. There are people who appraised Celtic origins through their distinguishing traits. These include loyalty to family and kin as illustrated in the Celtic social system. They also have a certain mistrust of governmental authority. Celts always believed and praise personal merits as oppose to kinship as what most of the government trends now have these days. They are also known to have a certain military readiness, as Celts are always ready to defend their land whenever they are threatened. These Celtic traits are as important identifier as their art, music and culture.
Original Authors: Jennifer Tumanda
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 21/07/2008